Three Teas to Fight the Sniffles

With the hustle and bustle of busy holiday schedules, getting the sniffles is all but certain. Don’t worry, rejoice! French Culinary Institute graduate and food blogger Rachel Dresken shared her potable secrets of teas with Read More

Foods that Boost Immunity

Eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep and exercising daily are important for your overall health and wellness. Now more than ever with the COVID-19 outbreak, we need to find ways to boost our immunity Read More

Eating takeout amid COVID-19

Many of us enjoy eating out, and miss not being able to go to our favorite restaurant. We are concerned about going out but is eating takeout safe? What happens when you want to try Read More

9 Foods to Kickstart Your Immune System

Everyone’s always saying what an amazingly efficient immune system we have, but if that’s true, why do we catch colds in the winter or suffer from allergies in the spring? The answer lies in ourselves. Read More

4 Reasons to take Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry syrup comes from the dried flowers and berries of the European elder tree (Sambucus nigra). The flowers and berries are also made into extracts, teas, pills and even gummies. The dark purple berries of Read More

5 Reasons to have an Orange Every Day

Loaded with antioxidants, oranges are delicious and healthy. This citrus fruit is one of the popular fruits for making juices, marmalades and jams because of its natural sweetness and tanginess. It is also used in Read More

7 Amazing Health Benefits of Strawberries

Strawberries are one of the most popular fruits. Known for its bright red color, aroma and delicious taste, they are used in many food preparations such as jams, milkshakes, chocolates and ice creams. The garden Read More

Best Tomato Soup Ever

Tomato soup is a great addition for building immunity. Use as many fresh ingredients as possible, and a batch of this soup can stay for about a week if you want to do advance meal Read More

Support Your Immune System with Grapes

(Family Features) Boosting immune function through a healthy diet has become an important new focus for many people these days. One key dietary recommendation is to eat more fruits and vegetables each day to improve Read More

Why Bone Broth is so Healthy

Athletes swear by it and doctors praise it for its health benefits. But the question is what is bone broth? Simply put, it is boiled animal bones, herbs and vegetables. The animal bones (poultry, beef, Read More

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An important part of boosting immunity is following the tips in the food and recipes we include in this section. Like any fighting force, the immune system army marches on its stomach. Healthy immune system warriors need good, regular nourishment. Scientists have long recognized that people who live in poverty and are malnourished are more vulnerable to infectious diseases. For example, researchers don’t know whether any particular dietary factors, such as processed foods or high simple sugar intake, will have adversely affect immune function. There are still relatively few studies of the effects of nutrition on the immune system of humans.

There appears to be a connection between nutrition and immunity in the elderly. How to prepare food and recipes is important. A form of malnutrition that is surprisingly common even in affluent countries is known as “micronutrient malnutrition.” Micronutrient malnutrition, in which a person is deficient in some essential vitamins and trace minerals that are obtained from or supplemented by diet, can happen in the elderly. Older people tend to eat less and often have less variety in their diets. One important question is whether dietary supplements may help older people maintain a healthier immune system. Older people should discuss this question with their doctor.